Posters

25 November 2010

Spinning, swirling, reeling

Spinning, swirling, reeling

This history of mind-altering drugs favours the eye over the brain
‘High Society’, the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition, aims to chart a 2000-year history of mind-altering drugs, legal and otherwise, writes Rosie Walters.

22 November 2010

The science of magazine design

The science of magazine design

the magazine department

Stack America’s infographic explores the fundamentals of art direction
Few people outside the hothouse world of magazine production realise what a difficult and intellectually demanding job editorial art direction can be, so we are deeply grateful to Eye contributor Andrew Losowsky (of Stack America) for this carefully researched chart by Richard Turley and his team (Rob and Kenton) at Bloomberg Business Week.

31 October 2010

Blood and cleavage

Blood and cleavage

chris brawn

A new book of scary posters and super creeps from the house of Hammer
The upcoming release of Let Me In, an English-language remake of the Swedish horror Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008), marks the return to cinemas screens of the Hammer Films brand, writes Chris Brawn.

27 October 2010

Just their type

Just their type

the events department

Typographic posters go on display at Foyles in London
A new exhibition of typographic posters opens at Foyles Gallery today.

25 October 2010

Troubled waters

Troubled waters

the picture department

Anthony Burrill designs a poster that’s screenprinted with oil from the BP spill
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

30 September 2010

Life-saving graphics?

Life-saving graphics?

steven heller

Tough, durable and informative: posters in the age of HIV / AIDS
Twenty-five years ago the HIV / AIDS virus began killing thousands and infecting hundreds of thousands more, writes Steven Heller, in his essay for a new show at Boston’s MassArt. Although the western world was hit unaware, the disease had been coursing through the Third World's bloodstream for years before.

27 September 2010

League of gentlemen

League of gentlemen

rosie walters

The Ivy Look is a cool, coffee-table book for the hip pocket
It’s pretty much official. The 1960s are seriously cool, writes Rosie Walters. They’ve been cool before, but this time round, it’s different.

29 August 2010

Brief. En. Counter

Brief. En. Counter

john l. walters

#graphicdesignmovies and Twitter’s chronicles of wasted time
Most of the Earth’s 6.79bn inhabitants know nothing of Twitter, but for those of us with accounts, it’s a dangerously addictive time-waster – a kind of interactive daytime TV.

25 August 2010

Xerox factor

Xerox factor

the events department

The short-lived graphic energy of punk fanzines and posters
In ‘Scribble and strum’, just published in Eye 76, Andrew Losowsky took us through the design of a selection of notable music magazines, past and present.

24 August 2010

A quick burst of sound

A quick burst of sound

emily king

Zurich this autumn: the typographic music of posters made of letters
‘Writing is Drawing is Writing’ is a declaration by the late graphic designer Alan Fletcher, a man whose hand formed words and images with seamless skill, writes Emily King.
 
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